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It's been an epic month for all genres, with some of our favourite artists at the top of their game. We're ending the Summer with some absolute masterpieces, and the Fall is looking just as exciting...
Slipknot - We Are Not Your Kind
Slipknot - We Are Not Your Kind
Most anticipated albums of the month.
So far August is looking a lot better for music than July has been, and there really is a lot to look forward to whether you're a pop junkie or a die hard rocker. Taylor Swift, Sleater-Kinney and Tool are among some of the most eagerly anticipated of the month. Here are seven of the most exciting.
Mabel - High Expectations
This week we note the release of 23-year-old pop princess Mabel's debut album High Expectations - and, as mainstream female soloists go, there certainly have been high expectations for this one after the Platinum-certified single Don't Call Me Up. The question is: Does it live up to them?
Slipknot percussionist Shawn 'The Clown' Crahan has admitted he wouldn't want to play a show with Foo Fighters because he thinks the clash of styles would alienate the 'Psychosocial' band's fans.
The masked 'Psychosocial' rockers' percussionist - whose real name is Shawn Crahan - was asked during a panel at Pollstar Live! in Los Angeles whether the two huge groups would ever join forces for a festival.
As reported by Blabbermouth, he responded: ''I ask myself, does Slipknot want to play next to the Foo Fighters? The answer is no, because my kids don't want me to do that.
Continue reading: Slipknot Won't Play With Foo Fighters For Sake Of Their Fans
As we awaited the circus of the nine-masked men that make up Slipknot, the thundering bassline of David Bowie's 'Ashes to Ashes' fittingly powered around the Alexandra Palace; a stout reminder that the theatrical tendencies and uniqueness of Bowie hasn't died with him, but lives on in the remnants of others.
I'm not sure this type of gig is what the Victorians had in mind for such an astounding venue, and as Corey Taylor said himself: "This could be the classiest venue we've ever played. I don't know if they'll ever have us back after what we do tonight."
Bounding on stage and opening with The Negative One, the venue shook with anticipation and excitement. A whole crowd moving and headbanging is an astonishing thing to see, as all the fans, affectionately nicknamed 'maggots', became one big family.
Continue reading: Slipknot - Alexandra Palace 9 February 2016 Live Review
The US metal band are heading across the pond for four arena dates next year.
Slipknot are coming to the UK next year for a four date arena tour in February. The US metal band headlined this year’s Download Festival in August, marking their third time topping the bill. The band’s vocalist Corey Taylor has also recently lend his scream to an alien warlord on BBC series ‘Doctor Who’.
Slipknot are coming to the UK next year.
The band will play four dates beginning at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena on February 8th. Next they will move to London's Alexandra Palace on February 9th, then Birmingham’s Genting Arena on the 12th, before ending at the First Direct arena in Leeds on February 13th.
Continue reading: Slipknot Announce February 2016 UK Tour Dates
The metal singer will be lending his scream to the Time Lord’s latest foe.
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor will be giving ‘Doctor Who’ viewers a fright soon, as he provides the scream for villain, the Fisher King. The metal singer is said to be a huge fan of the BBC show and was contacted by producers to lend his unique howl to the alien warlord.
Corey Taylor will provide the scream for The Fisher King.
A source told The Mirror, “Production got in touch with Slipknot because they heard Corey and the band love the show. They gave them a VIP tour and asked if Corey wanted to record his famous scream.”
Continue reading: Slipknot's Corey Taylor To Voice Alien Warlord In 'Doctor Who'
One of Europe's best rock and metal festivals returned to its home at Donnington Park last weekend and it's safe to say, once again, that Download smashed it. With a range of bands from Kiss, Motley Crue, Billy Idol, Rise Against, Parkway Drive, We Are Harlot and more all booked to play, there was something for everyone at the festival, and that was one of the most noticeable highlights.
Despite the torrential rain pouring down during Slipknot's set, they pulled off one of the best shows to date on Friday and set an extremely high standard for the rest of the headliners. Playing hits like 'Psychosocial', 'Devil In I', 'Spit It Out' and 'Custer', and attempting to break the Download record for the most amount of people all jumping up at the same time they certainly went all out.
Muse were considered to be a controversial band to have booked, but all concerns were quickly dashed as soon as they hit the stage on Saturday. Matt Bellamy's vocal abilities were on top form as the band belted out tracks from their newly released album 'Drones' as well as well-known hits like 'Supermassive Black Hole' and 'Plug In Baby'. Even those who were indifferent or somewhat disliked Muse couldn't deny that they put on the show of a lifetime complete with dancing lights, pyrotechnics, confetti and inflatable balls.
Continue reading: Download Festival - 2015 Live Review
Here's a preview of what to expect from Download 2015.
Download Festival sponsored by Zippo is now approaching its twelfth year and it keeps on going from strength to strength, and this year is looking to be the biggest and best to date. The festival will return to Donnington Park (its home since 2003) between 12th and 14th June with a line-up that covers everything on the rock, punk and metal spectrum.
Rock royalty are headlining this year's festival, with Slipknot and Judas Priest rocking the Friday, Muse and Faith No More on the Saturday and Kiss and Motley Crue on the Sunday; it's looking to be a jam packed weekend.
Continue reading: Slipknot Set To Raise The Proverbial Roof At Download Festival 2015
The Slipknot star was stabbed in the head.
Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson has sustained a stab wound to the back of his head after a fight with his brother. Both men were drunk and suffered non-life threatening wounds, according to Billboard.
Mick Thomson was rushed to hospital after a fight with his brother
Thomson, the guitarist with the platinum-selling heavy metal rock band, was rushed to hospital after the incident but will make a full recovery. He reportedly got into an altercation with his brother Andrew, 35, early morning at his Clive home in Iowa. According to the Des Moines Register, the fight began inside the property before progressing outside with local police finding the brothers fighting outside the residence at around 4.25am.
Continue reading: Slipknot Guitarist Stabbed In Head During Fight With Brother
This has never been about exclusion. Slipknot have always been such a divisive entity because people fear the unknown, and people fear power. Slipknot's meteoric rise to being the biggest heavy metal band of this generation has not come from watering down their anvil-heavy music to appeal to a wider market, it has been driven by a growing fan base of fierce loyalty. Slipknot's 'maggots' are a singular breed. Selling out the Nottingham's Capital FM Arena in minutes, those branded 'outsiders' have suddenly found themselves in their millions across the world, and part of a family. This has never been about exclusion.
After three years of much documented discord, from the passing of bassist Paul Gray to the acrimonious departure of drummer Joey Jordison, Slipknot have never needed such loyal support more. And what a reward this was. A staggering three-tiered stage bedecked in lights and topped with a huge goat's head provided a visual spectacle backed with retina-searing pyrotechnics; there has never been a more fitting accompaniment to 90 minutes filled with the primest of prime cuts from their enviable back catalogue.
Sarcastrophe and The Heretic Anthem provided an earth-shattering one-two punch to kick off proceedings, the nine masked members tearing through the songs with an inherent energy and violence. While championing material from latest release .5: The Gray Chapter, it's an effortless showcase dipping into every corner of their 15-year history. Opium Of The People provides a welcome curveball, while the likes of Dead Memories, Before I Forget and Duality are simply stunning to behold. These songs have been the soundtrack for the misunderstood youth, and to hear them in an arena surrounding added real, tangible weight.
Continue reading: Slipknot - Nottingham 26 January 2015 Live Review Live Review
Slipknot and Jim Root - Shots of American heavy metal band Slipknot as they gave a live performance along with heavy metal band Korn on Slipknot's 'Prepare for Hell' Tour at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, United States - Saturday 29th November 2014
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